FARM & GARDEN PROGRAMS

Our Urban Farm & Demonstration Garden

Just blocks from Downtown Ypsilanti we grow vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers on a 1.4 acres. Learn more ⇒

Youth Programs

Our youth programs combine hands on gardening education with healthy eating and cooking lessons.  Learn more ⇒

Adult Education

We offer year-round demonstration and training for adults on urban farming, sustainable gardening, and green building. Learn more ⇒

Home Vegetable Gardens

To address food insecurity and build resiliency, Growing Hope partners with low income families, seniors and housing communities to build raised vegetable gardens in the Ypsilanti area. Learn more ⇒ 

Ypsiplanti

Our non-profit garden supply store is a great place to get supplies and chat with gardening expert. We sell seeds, plants and everything you need to get growing. Learn more ⇒

Food & Ag Business Support

Taking it to the next level: We offer offers local food businesses navigation services to start or grow your enterprise. Learn more ⇒

Special Events

We love hosting events on our farm! From formal dinners, workshops to legislative actions- our farm is the perfect spot for a special event.  Learn more ⇒

School Garden Projects

Growing Hope plays an active role in helping establish and support gardens in Ypsilanti area schools with the help of staff, principals, and community members. Learn more ⇒

Community Garden Support

We offer support to our local community gardens, from fiscal sponsorship to seedling donations. Learn more ⇒

Growing Gardens Membership UPDATE (Discontinued)

Growing Hope will no longer offer our Growing Garden Membership program to individual households and community gardens. Instead, we will focus our free garden resources on participants in our Home Vegetable Garden Program. For community gardens, we are still happy to provide fiscal agency and insurance coverage.

Many past Growing Gardens members look forward to free seeds and seedlings. Only Home Vegetable Garden households and alums will receive free seeds and seedlings, as we focus these resources to those who may have barriers to otherwise purchasing them. Others can shop at Growing Hope’s YpsiPlanti Garden Supply which offers a variety of veggie, fruit, and herb plants. Because of our continuing dedication to making gardening accessible, we are again offering 25% discount at YpsiPlanti to Bridge Card holders (i.e. SNAP or WIC families). We’ll also be starting a new frequent shopper rewards program.

While Growing Hope will not offer a full Seed Starting Squad program, we encourage people to purchase seed starting kits from YpsiPlanti Garden Supply and borrow from our stock of light stands for a small deposit. Everyone still has access to Growing Hope’s Lending Libraries (tools, light stands, canning supplies, and books).

Borrow Resources: tools, books and More!

We have a tool and book lending library to gardeners in our community. You can borrow the tools you need to get growing- from shovels to grow lights. Check out the list of books here, and our list of tools here. Items are available to be checked out at the Growing Hope Center.

For more information on the Lending Libraries, please follow the links below:

Tool Lending Library: Flyer
Tool Lending Library: Guidelines & Wavier
Light Stand Lending: Guidelines & Wavier

Help grow communities.

Our mission of helping people improve their lives and communities through gardening and healthy food access can only be furthered with the financial support of people like you.

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